BSE reports 76% drop in June quarter net

PTI Mumbai | Updated on August 14, 2012 Published on August 14, 2012


Asia’s oldest stock exchange BSE has reported a 76 per cent plunge in net profit to Rs 15.35 crore for the three months ended June 30, 2012 hurt by higher expenses.

The entity reported a net profit of Rs 64.16 crore in the April-June quarter of 2011.

The Exchange’s total income declined to Rs 136.36 crore in the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 from Rs 145.33 crore in the year-ago period.

The BSE said its revenues from stock exchange activities that include transaction charges and listing fees fell 11 per cent to Rs 95 crore. Besides, revenues from depository business slipped by 9 per cent to Rs 29.54 crore.

During the quarter, the exchange’s total expenditure including employee costs, and expenses related with computer technology grew to Rs 62.33 crore in the quarter from Rs 55.14 crore in the June quarter of 2011.

In addition, the BSE incurred an extraordinary expense of Rs 8.9 crore during the quarter.

“One of the group’s subsidiaries suffered a loss by fire at its office premises during April 2012. This has been disclosed as an extraordinary item during the period. Insurance claim for the same has been lodged,” BSE said.

Published on August 14, 2012
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